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Hell No on Keystone, For Now, Next Up… Immigration *Updated*

By |November 19th, 2014|

So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at – Josh Earnest [White House Blog]

FOR NOW, Keystone XL is in the rear view mirror and it’s […]

Obama Challenges Lame Duck Status, Gets Help from Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell

By |November 17th, 2014|

Now, as Obama and his aides consider life with a Republican-controlled Congress, they look at the incoming majority leader as the only person on Capitol Hill who can help deliver on a second-term legacy achievement. “A grown-up” is how one White House aide described McConnell. [Politico]

LAME DUCK status is what you make of it. […]

Buyer’s Remorse in a Democratic Sturm & Drang Moment

By |November 13th, 2014|

“We’ve tried the untested candidate before,” is how one longtime consultant put it. “Could we not do that again?” – No Kleenex in Tinseltown [Politico magazine]

OH, WOE is me blues over Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 candidacy is making for widespread click bait heaven amid the media trying to follow the most emotionally wrought tantrum […]

Explaining “Fortunate Son” to Dense Conservatives

By |November 12th, 2014|

EARTH to conservatives over at the Weekly Standard and their fans. “Fortunate Son” tells hard truths to the privileged, who rarely send their sons to war. Just ask Mitt Romney.

Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how […]

The Obama and Valerie Jarrett Bubble

By |November 10th, 2014|

“It was the best way to appease the left while preserving [Obama’s] reasonableness to business. That’s what drives him: Do they look reasonable? … That’s what Valerie’s all about.” – Noam Shreiber [New Republic]

IT IS fitting that Noam Shreiber’s piece, “Valierie Jarrett, The Obama Whisperer,” ends with the event that culminated in a shiv […]

No Obama on the Ballot, No Obama Coalition

By |November 9th, 2014|

But a political party cannot be constructed around two individuals (Obama and Clinton), as Democrats seem to be today. Winning the presidency and taking back the Senate will be the Democrats’ top priorities in the next two years. The bigger challenge of rebuilding the party in the states and nurturing a new generation of […]

Republicans Threaten Obama Over Loretta Lynch Nomination

By |November 9th, 2014|

“Democrat senators who just lost their seats shouldn’t confirm (a) new attorney general,” [Sen. Ted Cruz] tweeted on Friday, after news surfaced that Lynch would officially be nominated Saturday. “(They) should be vetted by (the) new Congress.” [Fox News]

THE PEOPLE’S LAWYER is how Pres. Obama described the position of attorney general, for which he […]

Women Only 25% of Donations for Women Candidates, Amounts are Small

By |November 7th, 2014|

But over the past few days, a consensus formed among those close to Mrs. Clinton that it is time to accelerate her schedule: She faces pressure to resurrect the Democratic Party, and she is already being scrutinized as the party’s presumptive nominee, so advisers see little reason to delay. – Amy Chozick [New York […]

Republicans Beat Democrats at Their Own Game

By |November 6th, 2014|

The Democratic Party leadership is going to look old and stale in comparison to where the Republicans are.” – Chuck Todd

HOW BADLY did Republicans beat Democrats on Tuesday? They went to school on Democrats and finally caught up, but doing so in a year where the entire election was nationalized against President Obama […]

Repudiated: Pres. Obama and Democrats Humiliated in Midterms

By |November 5th, 2014|

“It’s all about Obama,” the strategist told them. “That’s the way we win.” [Washington Post]

IF THE late night article in the Washington Post wasn’t enough to illustrate the fury among Democrats, with Senator Harry Reid’s chief of staff unloading on Pres. Obama, the bookend to that was a staffer “He doesn’t feel repudiated.” […]